Relief India Trust is a renowned NGO which, along with its varied non-profit initiatives, operates a rehabilitation centre for the disabled children so as to facilitate for their psychological, educational, medical and therapeutic needs. RIT started this noble drive of supporting the children in need of medical attention, belonging to the society’s underprivileged segment, in July, 2011. The rehab centre runs a rural awareness program, mainly concentrated towards the betterment of the physically and mentally challenged lot.
The NGO has segregated two different groups for such children; one being the needy group which comprises of those coming from extremely poor families with almost negligible means for livelihood and second being the underprivileged group comprising of those belonging to the lower income strata having only basic means for living. The NGO gives an added pick and drop facility to the needy group, in particular while providing appropriate medical treatment to both.
Its medical remedies are usually centered on 4 basic pillars. Physiotherapy includes physio exercise training, functional activities and therapy sessions for pain relief and occupational is about motor learning, sensory integration and neural development therapy. Speech therapy is for the speech habilitation and oral exercises while special education concentrates on teaching activities of daily living as well as inculcating the basic academic skills.
They also cater to children with serious disorders and deformities such as a severe case of paralysis of a disabled known as Baby Laavi. Coming from a lower income group family, Baby Laavi met with a serious accident and fell down from stairs at the age of 2. She incurred severe injuries to her head and paralysis of the entire left part of her body. Prior to her accidental fall, she was a perfectly normal child with no medical problems at the time. Although, her right side was working properly, she was unable to walk or talk or hold things using her left arm. In addition, she was also having problems related to speech. At the rehabilitation centre by RIT, their panel of doctors successfully handled baby Laavi’s paralysis case and with their rigorous treatment, she is now on the path of a remarkable recovery. She has now started to hold things, walk and talk, earlier not a possibility till far. This evidently highlights RIT’s case of sheer success with the children they support.